My question involves judgment recovery in the State of California.
My wife has in hand a Los Angeles Superior Court judgement that was secured under the auspices of the State of California Labor Commissioner. The judgement is against her former employer, who refused to comply with the terms of settlement agreement reached between parties through the efforts of the assigned deputy labor commissioner. The settlement agreement was converted by a hearing officer into an Order, Decision and Award that was neither honored nor appealed.
We intend to execute a Keeper-Cash Only; however, against exactly whom and where poses a problem.
The problem: The former employer sold the business (business "A") that my wife worked at and opened a similar business ("business "B") in the same shopping center. Both of these events occurred within the last 4 to 6 months - but after the settlement agreement was signed. The former owner is registered as a corporation with the California Secretary of State, but has not updated her address - the site of business "A.". A search on the County of Los Angeles Recorder's Office website reveals that she has not filed a new fictitous business name statement for business "B," and still has on file the fictitious business name statement for business "A."
The questions: What business name should be indicated on the writ of execution? What address? The same questions apply on the sheriff's instructions on the Keeper. Can we execute on business "A" under the new owner as the former employer has not updated her information with the state or county? Business "B" is floundering, while business "A" is prospering.
Answers to these questions would be sincerely appreciated. A hearty thanks from my wife and I.